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need your opinions on las vegas restaurants ...so many, so little time

Pinkwasabi Feb 10, 2008 04:57 PM

We are excited for our 4 day trip to Las Vegas. We've been to Rosemary's, Nobu, Bouchon, Prime, Charlie Palmer's, Mesa Grill, Border Grill, Olive's, Zak's,

We would love everyone's opinion on the following restaurants that we haven't tried yet...and we have no problem revisiting our favorites...we love all food and want to try it all.

1. Striphouse? Craftsteak? Cut? which I heard should be open by March.

2. SW Steakhouse?

3. Nora's ...heard that our local food critic loved it.

4. Antonios still good? I can remember the hollowed out onion with the 5 cheese onion soup...memorable.

5. Le Circ?

6. Joe's Stone Crab?

7. first timers to lotus of siam...what to order?

as you can see, we love all food, all ranges. we wouldn't try Guy or Joel...we just can see paying $300. per person ..but willing to try anything else. thanks for taking the time!

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    kjs Feb 11, 2008 07:22 PM

    i'm excited about the Cut opening !! you say $300/person - heck you eat at nora's and LOS ( easily under $100/person including drinks unless you really do it up with the wine ) , you will save enough so that you can go to Guy or Joel ....out of curiousity - rank the places you've been to....

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    1. re: kjs
      Pinkwasabi Feb 12, 2008 06:08 PM

      oops! that comment should read we DON"T want to pay $300 per person.

      1. re: Pinkwasabi
        GroovinGourmet Feb 13, 2008 06:29 PM

        Heehee... those pesky typos!

        Gotta toss in a couple of shekels re: LOS

        Focus on the northern menu, and I'll be a contrarian and say go with things you don't normally get at Thai places. I found both the pad thai and angel wings to be merely OK, whereas the rice and sour sausage salad and the mushroom dip are extraordinary. Go for a whole fish dish if possible... I like mine with their chile and garlic prep.

    2. azbirdiemaker Feb 10, 2008 10:37 PM

      1. Stripsteak ( which I'm sure you're talking about ) is great, but I wouldn't choose it over Craftsteak which is my favorite in the valley. You really can't go wrong either way. If you go to Craftsteak, make sure to have the foie gras and a glass of tokaji to go with it. If you go to Stripsteak, make sure to have a glass of 'Rock 'n' Rye' with dessert. You'll thank me in the morning.

      2. SW is good but the view supersedes the quality of the food, IMO.

      3. Nora's is good but know what to expect when you get there. It's a mom & pop type hole-in-the-wall with good Italian but it lacks on service and atmosphere.

      4. I'm sorry, but I know nothing about Antonio's.

      5. Of course Le Cirque is going to be good but be willing to spend a heavy penny and a lot of time there to truly enjoy yourself. I'd pick a lot of other prix fixe restaurants over it. Picasso, in the same resort, being one of them.

      6. I'm probably in the minority here, but I thought Joe's was WAY overrated. The crab was watery and obviously frozen ( despite what anyone there will tell you ). I've never tried their steak but would only go back if I wanted a decent dinner but didn't really care about the quality. I'm sure it's much better in South Beach.

      7. As far as LOS is concerned, you can find a lot of threads here about it. You can't really go wrong. There isn't a lot on the menu that you'll regret ordering. Just realize that it's in a strip mall with lousy atmosphere - but it's still a great meal.

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      1. re: azbirdiemaker
        AGENT FOODIE Feb 10, 2008 10:41 PM

        i was about to say bouchon, but i see youve alreayd been there. craftsteak was good, the bone in ribeye for two is amazing.

        1. re: AGENT FOODIE
          azbirdiemaker Feb 10, 2008 10:50 PM

          As I've said before - Craftsteak, being a steakhouse, is hands-down my favorite all around restaurant in the city.

        2. re: azbirdiemaker
          The Dairy Queen Feb 13, 2008 08:56 AM

          I wouldn't recommend SW right now if your primary interest is in the view--they aren't even seating people on the patio (with the lovely "Lake of Dreams" view) lately... (Too cold?)


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